Trump’s Estimated 2017 Annual GDP Rate Will Beat Barack Obama’s Best Year Ever!

It’s common knowledge that Barack Obama was the worst economic president since at least 1949.

Barack Obama was the only President to have not had even one year of 3% GDP growth.

Here is the complete list of average annual real GDP growth by postwar president (in descending order):

Johnson (1964-68), 5.3%
Kennedy (1961-63), 4.3%
Clinton (1993-2000), 3.9%
Reagan (1981-88), 3.5%
Carter (1977-80), 3.3%
Eisenhower (1953-60), 3.0%
(Post-WWII average: 2.9%)
Nixon (1969-74), 2.8%
Ford (1975-76), 2.6%
G. H. W. Bush (1989-92), 2.3%
G. W. Bush (2001-08), 2.1%
Truman (1946-52), 1.7%
Obama (2009-15), 1.5%

Barack Obama’s best year of GDP growth was 2.6 in 2015 (a year in which the stock market decreased in value).
2009 — -2.8
2010 — 2.5
2011 — 1.6
2012 — 2.2
2013 — 1.7
2014 — 2.4
2015 — 2.6
2016 — 1.5

President Trump has seen quarterly GDP rates of 1.2, 3.1 and 3.3.

The New York Federal Reserve revised its estimated fourth quarter GDP of 2017 to 3.93.

This will give President Trump an annual GDP rate of 2.9 in 2017 or possibly higher.
President Trump’s first year in office will beat Barack Obama’s best year ever.

Comments

As a privately owned web site, we reserve the right to edit or remove comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, anti-Semitism, or personal/abusive attacks on other users. The same applies to trolling, the use of multiple aliases, or just generally being a jerk. Enforcement of this policy is at the sole discretion of the site administrators and repeat offenders may be blocked or permanently banned without warning